A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote during the 2013 Kenyan elections.
Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
The rising talk about 'white monopoly capital' as an obstacle to economic inclusion in South Africa is a red herring.
Trump celebrates African-American History month.
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Despite an entrepreneurial heritage, black self-employment rates are about half that of whites. Could a rising economy lift their boats too?
Protesting against laws limiting access to abortions.
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
Students for Fair Admissions filed suit against Harvard College on behalf of a Chinese-American applicant.
Here's why disagreement about affirmative action will not end any time soon. Coming up next is a lawsuit brought by Asian-Americans challenging Harvard's race-conscious policy.
Why race-conscious policies matter.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
Does it need to be so hard to be a mom and a professor?
The limits of fertility and an elongated academic career path are currently at odds. If the choice to bear children contributes to the 'leaky pipeline' of women in STEM, what can be done?
Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent comments have provoked a lot of reaction.
Scholars argue that the affirmative action case could have consequences for the educational success of students of color.
People queue up outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC to hear the case of Fisher v University of Texas, Austin.
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As the affirmative action case comes up before the US Supreme Court again, the question being asked is how much diversity is enough?
Could the decision in the Abigail Fisher case exacerbate racial tensions on campuses?
Limiting the use of race in higher education admissions policies for institutions can have harmful consequences for the diversity of the student body.
For the first time in a long time, South Africans are hearing stories about those who have been silenced.
Student protests in South Africa, as well as an unrelated clash between lawyers, have offered a chance for the country to hear voices that are usually marginalised.
White men still rule South Africa’s corporate landscape.
White males still dominate South Africa’s boardrooms 17 years after legislation was passed to foster the inclusion of black executives and women. Companies have not yet embraced employment equity.
Who really is at a disadvantage among Asian American students?
Are all Asian Americans high-achieving model minorities? What's missing in this argument?
An important affirmative action case comes back to Supreme Court.
Could the Abigail Fisher case, which is back before the Supreme Court, further limit the use of race in higher education admissions policies for institutions across the nation?
Concern about international students displacing domestic ones, are misplaced.
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The number of international students on American campuses has increased by 55%. Are they taking the place of American students ?
A racially diverse medical workforce leads to better quality of care.
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Ban on affirmative action across eight states has led to a drop in minority students at medical schools.
Universities in South Africa do it…
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“Affirmative action won’t be around for much longer, ” said one of our professors twenty years ago, advising against writing a dissertation on this topic. The United States Supreme Court’s Schuette decision…
Watering down gender equality reporting would mean a data void on progress towards closing the gender gap.
Amid the federal government’s broader agenda to cut red tape, business groups are reportedly lobbying the federal government to weaken legislation requiring companies to report on gender equality measures…